Helping you understand banking terms.
Anything having commercial or exchange value that is owned by a business, institution, or individual
Apportioning of investment funds among categories of assets, such as cash equivalents, stocks, sukuk investments, and such tangible assets as real estate, precious metals, and collectibles
The market value of assets that an investment company manages on behalf of investors.
An option in some products that usually protects a part or all of the investor’s initial capital.
A company's payment of profits to its stockholders.
A stock or any other security representing an ownership interest
A nation's economy that is progressing toward becoming advanced.
Claim on the assets of a company.
The date when the principal amount of a security is payable.
A segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities are traded. The money market is used by participants as a means for borrowing and lending in the short term, from several days to just under a year
A sale contract in which the bank sells to a customer a physical asset at a selling price that consists of the purchasing cost plus a mark-up profit.
Mutual funds invest pooled cash of many investors to meet the fund's stated investment objective. Mutual funds stand ready to sell and redeem their share.
A contract between the bank and a customer to enter into a partnership in a project during which the bank enters in particular agreements with the customer to sell him its share in this partnership until he comes the sole owner of it.
A contract between the bank and a customer, whereby one party provides the funds and the other party invests the funds in a project and any generated profits are distributed between the parties according to the contract.
A grouping of financial assets such as stocks, Sukuk and cash equivalents, as well as mutual funds exchange-traded and closed-fund counterparts.
Equity capital that is not quoted on a public exchange. Private equity consists of investors and funds that make investments directly into private companies or conduct buyouts of public companies that result in a delisting of public equity.
The gain or loss of a security in a particular period. The return consists of the income and the capital gains relative on an investment.
The chance that an investment's actual return will be different than expected. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.
Certificates which are equal in value and represent common shares in the ownerhship of a specific physical asset.
A contract between the bank and a customer whereby one party appoints the other party to invest certain funds according to the terms and condition of the wakala for a fixed fee in addition to any profit.
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